CGC Bertholf (WMSL 750)
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USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) is the name of the first Legend-class maritime security cutter of the United States Coast Guard and its first Commanding Officer will be Captain Patrick Stadt[1]. It is named for Ellsworth P. Bertholf, former Commandant of both the Revenue Cutter Service and Coast Guard.

Construction began in 2005 by Northrop Grumman's Ship System Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship was launched on September 29, 2006, [2] and christened November 11, 2006. [3]


The USCGC Bertholf is the first-in-class ship of the design termed the National Security Cutter. The NSCs are designed to replace the aging 378' Hamilton-class cutters currently in the fleet. The Bertholf is the first large ship to begin construction in the Coast Guard's multi-year "Deepwater" acquisitions project.

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